BRIEF – Suu Kyi’s challenge to military was “freedom of speech”: NLD

In response to the Union Election Commission’s (UEC) rebuke to NLD leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s remarks challenging the military, the NLD released a statement on Monday saying that she was exercising her freedom of speech, and that her statements were in line with the Constitution and the Political Parties Registration Law. She challenged the military on 18 May during a Mandalay rally for constitutional reform to “prove that they are in politics not because they crave power”.